Office Accident Claims
Expert solicitors for office accident claims, working from offices in Portsmouth / Havant and Southampton, representing clients nationwide.
The office environment is not always regarded as a hazardous work place compared to factories and construction sites.
However, every year there are a significant number of office injuries which lead to office accident claims for compensation arising from accidents and poor working practices.
The saddening fact is that most of these accidents can be entirely preventable by following simple health and safety legislation and guidelines.
Your employer owes you a duty of care to ensure your working environment is free from hazards that may cause you harm.
Causes of office accidents:
Office injuries can occur through many things such as:
• Lack of necessary training
• Failure to provide safe equipment
• Lack of appropriate supervision
• Inadequate workstations
• Bad ergonomic planning for desk workers
• Trailing cables and wires
• Health and Safety breaches
This can cause any number of injuries. Common to office accident claims are repetitive strain injury, slips, trips, falls and back injuries. Of course this list is not exhaustive and any number of injuries can occur in the office.
Claiming compensation for office accidents
If you are injured in an office accident, do not be afraid to make a claim against your employer.
They should have insurance to cover them against office accident claims by an employee. Also, it is important for you to remember that, by law, your employer cannot dismiss you as a result of your office accident claim.
An office injury claim can arise where an employer has failed in their duty to comply with Health and Safety regulations.
Compensation may be recoverable for such a claim if your employer has failed to take all practical steps to ensure a safe workplace and safe working practices, and we prove that you were injured as a result of this failure.
REMEMBER: If you are claiming for an office accident resulting in injury, you need to make a claim within 3 years of the date of the accident.
Swain & Co. represent people nationwide who have been injured in office accidents, from our offices in Portsmouth / Havant and Southampton.
Our first consultation is free and we can act on a no win no fee basis – so if you lose your claim, it will not cost you anything*.
So call NOW on 0800 0351 999
Above information applies to law and procedures in England and Wales only
*Subject to entering a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement with us and complying with the terms